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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Separated at Birth?

the original and the replica

Lindsay Lohan photographed by Bert Stern for New York Magazine posing as "Marilyn" during her The Last Sitting (which was also shot by Stern).

Is it just me, or is this mind-bogglingly bad?

Look closely, and you can see exactly why simply by the expressions in each of their mouths.


Blogger terra studio said...

I had been thinking the same thing earlier; call me jaded, but La Lohan doesn't come close to the personality that was Marilyn.

2/19/2008 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger Prescott said...

At the risk of being common, I just don't get it. I don't understand when Lindsay Lohan became an icon. I don't understand why photoshoots need to be re-created shot for shot. And I don't understand how that goofy blonde wig could ever be sexy.

Marilyn knew who she was and had very obvious persona (ahem, brand), but I have no idea who Lindsay is anymore ... if I ever did.

2/19/2008 04:01:00 PM  
Blogger Shalimar said...

I wish I had a well worded response to these photos.

But the best terminology my brain can muster for this photo shoot is that "It's Lame"

2/19/2008 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger Tania Rochelle said...


2/19/2008 08:21:00 PM  
Blogger Ed Roach said...

Lohan is a bone rack compared to Monroe. I've heard so many entertainment TV personalities calling this a dead ringer. A cheap imitation from my eye. Just compare the lips, Lohan is tragic.

Lindsay would be a closer dead ringer to the other Marilyn .....................Manson.

2/19/2008 09:21:00 PM  

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Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years. She is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for nearly 15 years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of global brands for Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Campbell’s, Colgate, Nestle and Hasbro. Prior to Sterling, she was a Senior Vice President at Interbrand and a Marketing Director at Frankfurt Balkind. Debbie is President of the AIGA, the largest professional association for design. She is a contributing editor at Print Magazine, a design writer at and Brand New and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2005, she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman” and it is now featured on In addition to “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design,” (HOW Books, 2009, she is the author of "How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer" (Allworth Press, 2007) and “The Essential Principles of Graphic Design” (Rotovision, 2008).

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